Who We Are

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Principal Investigator | Lab Manager | Graduate Students | Honors Thesis Students |Undergraduate Research Assistants| Old Lab Members




Principal Investigator



Hannah Snyder

Hannah Snyder is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Brandeis University. Before coming to Brandeis, she completed her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Colorado Boulder and a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental psychopathology at University of Denver. Her research interests include studying the interactions among executive function, mental health and stress in adolescents and young adults. She teaches Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and Introduction to Developmental Psychology. When not working, she enjoys outdoor adventures and cooking.

CV(pdf)

Contact Information

Office: Lemberg Hall, 102
Email:hrsnyder@brandeis.edu

Photo of Hannah Snyder Climbing a Mountain




Lab Manager



Grace DiDomenico

Grace DiDomenico graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She is broadly interested in Cognitive Psychology, and aspires to earn a PhD in Psychology. Grace is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, so when she is not in the CoPE Lab she enjoys exploring the Boston area.

Contact Information

Office: Brown Building, Room 16
Email:gdidomenico@brandeis.edu
Phone Number: (781) 736-3376

Grace DiDomenico




Graduate Students



Jenny Wicks

Jenny Wicks is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Psychology. Before coming to Brandeis, she worked at MGH in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology department, primarily conducting research with children who have ADHD. Previously, she completed her BA in Psychology at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Her research interests include executive functioning, psychological well-being, empathy, and stress. Other interests include dogs, singing, and making jewelry.

Jenny Wicks

Aly Fassett-Carman

Aly Fassett-Carman is second-year PhD student in the Department of Neuroscience.

Aly Fassett-Carman

Hannah Singer

Hannah Singer is masters student in the GSAS Masters in the Department of Psychology. Before coming to Brandeis, Hannah worked for three years in the field of Marketing and Advertising. Hannah is excited for the challenges to come working in a new field, and hopes to eventually pursue a PhD. Her research interests include looking at how anxiety and depression affect food behavior. In her free time, Hannah rows on a competitive women's team, plays with her dog, and reads anything she can get her hands on.

Hannah Singer




Honors Thesis Students



Sivan Ertel

Sivan Ertel is a senior, and is majoring in Psychology and International and Global Studies with a Minor in Business. When she is not in the CoPE Lab, she works as a carpenter in Spingold Theater, is a Theater Assistant in the SCC Theater, and plays on the Brandeis Women's Ultimate (Frisbee) Team. Sivan is from Manhattan, and loves snow, power tools, and climbing mountains.

Sivan Ertel

Emma Nissenbaum

Emma Nissenbaum is a senior, and is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Linguistics. On campus, Emma is the publicity coordinator for BaRuCH, Hillel's reform member group. When at home in Connecticut, Emma loves going back to her local theaters.

Emma Nissenbaum

Nina Rosenblatt

Nina Rosenblatt is a junior, and is majoring in Psychology and Hispanic Studies. Nina is interested in working with adolescents and examining how psychopathology influences executive functioning. She absolutely loves working with children because of their unbounded creativity and optimism. When not in the CoPE Lab, Nina also works as a Waltham Group Coordinator for SPECTRUM, is a Sunday School Kindergarten Teacher, and is involved with Challah for Hunger and Hillel Race Talks.

Nina Rosenblatt




Undergraduate Research Assistants



Maya Barton-Zuckerman

Maya Barton-Zuckerman is a sophomore, and plans to major in Psychology and Neuroscience. Maya is originally from Northeastern Connecticut and is really interested in the topic of mental health. After Brandeis, Maya hopes to attend graduate school and possibly pursue a career in research. Outside of the CoPE Lab, Maya enjoys a variety of hobbies such as running, painting, and attempting to bake (with varying degrees of success).

Maya Barton-Zuckerman

Rachel Groth

Rachel Groth is junior, and is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Computer Science and Anthropology. Rachel is very passionate about psychology and mental health. Aside from working at the CoPE Lab, Rachel is a peer counselor at STAR, a teaching assistant at Lemberg Children's Center and a concert usher for the Brandeis University Department of Music. In her free time Rachel loves to read, write, spend time with friends, do yoga, and watch Netflix.

Rachel Groth

Caroline Kaye

Caroline Kaye is senior, and is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education for elementary school teaching certification. She has worked in the Child and Adolescent Research on Development lab at Brandeis since her sophomore year, and loves working with kids. Caroline has a particular interest in the intersection between Psychology and Education, and wishes to have a career that combines both fields. Caroline is also one of the UDRs for the Psychology department, a captain of the Brandeis Rowing Team, and a volunteer with Waltham Group's Brandeis Buddies.

Caroline Kaye

Rachel Marcus

Rachel Marcus is a junior, and is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Hispanic Studies and Anthropology. Her goal is to go to graduate school to get a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. When Rachel is not in the CoPE lab, she is an office assistant for Student Financial Services, an Orientation Leader, and volunteers with Companions 2 Elders; a group that visits senior citizens in nursing homes and assisted living centers weekly. Rachel is originally from Orange, CT and in her free time she enjoys working out, spending time with friends, and exploring the Boston area.

Rachel Marcus

Nic Neves

Nic Neves is a sophomore, and plans to major in Health Science, Society and Policy and Psychology, with a minor in music. When he's not in the lab he plays jazz piano with a group on campus. He also likes to read about space and astronomy, and hopes to someday work for NASA, but isn't quite sure what path to take getting there.

Nic Neves

Tali Rychik

Tali Rychik is a junior, and is majoring in Psychology and Health: Science, Society, and Policy. Tali is originally from Philadelphia, and outside of the CoPE Lab she loves to do yoga and explore Boston with her friends.

Tali Rychik





Old Lab Members



Tamar Smuel | Spring '17

Sage Rosenthal | Spring '17